Get your name on more than a diploma

Susquehanna invites students to participate in a dynamic research environment on campus and beyond.

As early as their first year, students can engage in immersive research opportunities, fostering inquisitive minds through hands-on, real-world experience. Our students work with faculty, peers, community partners and independently to ask important questions and seek answers in thoughtful and innovative ways.

Thanks to opportunities made available through university and donor funding, Susquehanna students can work throughout the academic year or spend their summer honing their professional skills and making an impact in a wide array of fields — from marketing to biology.

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First-Year Opportunities

Susquehanna allows First-Year students the opportunity to participate in research to begin their experiences sooner. 

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Share the Impact

At the end of each summer, students gather to share their research results and experiences and celebrate hard work. 

A Formative Experience

“It is a great testing ground for students to discover what they want to do, and sometimes more importantly, what they don’t want to do, after graduation.”

                  — Associate Professor of Chemistry William Dougherty

Summer research program student in a chemistry lab.

Student-Faculty Research Experience

Exploring MLK’s true beliefs on nonviolence

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is widely recognized as a prominent advocate for nonviolence. In a recent piece published in Dialog, A Journal of Theology, Jeffrey K. Mann posits that King’s view of nonviolence was not as absolute as we might think.

Senior Scholars Day continues 50-year tradition

Nearly 130 students presented research, music and artwork at Susquehanna’s Senior Scholars Day, an event where students showcase the culmination of their years of study and honor the professors who acted as their mentors. The event continues a tradition spanning more than 50 years.

Geneive Henry honored as 2024 CUR Fellow

Geneive Henry, Charles B. Degenstein professor of chemistry at Susquehanna University, is the first to be appointed a CUR (Council on Undergraduate Research) Fellow under the newly branded CUR Fellows Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research Leadership. The award annually recognizes a CUR member who is a leader and role model within the undergraduate research community.

Lopez named Wilson Center public policy fellow

Andrea Lopez, associate professor of political science at Susquehanna University, has been named a public policy fellow by the Wilson Center, one of the world’s top think tanks dedicated to nonpartisan counsel and insights on global affairs to policymakers.

Year in Review: Our favorite things from 2023

A historic, record-breaking capital campaign, compelling faculty-student research, a world-renowned musician and much more — it’s been another memory-making year at Susquehanna University. Here are some of our favorite stories from 2023.

Studying the impacts of eating ‘just one more chip’

Susquehanna’s Department of Psychology is conducting research to determine the neurobehavioral consequences of the chronic consumption of a high-fat, high-sugar diet, and whether that’s why humans have such a hard time sticking to a clean diet.

Won’t you be my neighbor?

New research from the Department of Psychology’s Nick D. Ungson and his Social Identity and Group Processes Lab examines how individuals responded to the stress of the global Covid-19 pandemic and the factors that predict resilience.

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Career Development Center

Today’s career paths are full of exciting challenges and new opportunities, so you’ll need the skills to last a lifetime of job searches and career shifts.

Image of Conner Garrison '23 at his summer internship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Thanks to our relationships with employers, enthusiastic alumni and academic departments, internship opportunities are plentiful and continuously growing.

Postgraduate Fellowships

Fellowships and scholarships provide outstanding opportunities to expand your horizons, broaden your knowledge and serve as a stepping stone to a successful career or an advanced degree.